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»MlbotH Ki I I nil O »m? i mrij f/l. 5 LKVAIUALLL,Y IN ABVANC'K. Copy, prf .veur fljl*. Four V |4w ...". R,se. Ten ...1«M '-'*t*tnty .V.V'. ^JlftUrr p*y dentil" unt miifeTn a1tVance."$sf,i wit 11 hi Months #.&)> \l(hln11n- yvug, »Bil fU,no at the ralii'li 'if the fid i! LLi!!"! 1 I1" wpp»-|?^yrt4fi® Ftw^At®*" -r»~« i .'itmaw* sv -f, K. jomtttw. Tne Prairir (lowpm nre liluutudli^ Th«* Waliny hre' tc perfumiup, O'er hill and Male and gnuty vmU Of varied hue, or «nd pilr, The lan(*cape l« niwumliif. The fragr«flt shruti that nowir® AnUil the nooillnml bow er*-, *«,• et »ceiit tlio hre«r amid the in. ere haiu the hontty JmiImi betl^ In spring#' ^li^tfia hour., The lilril* moat a*fetljr sinp *S»«| Air UNWEr^ine pa»XI:X«KI*. THE PEDLAR'3 SiOIlY. A e°M winter'a nisht year* j»po |Nnmd n load of trnvellerii path^rod arnunH the warm fire ot a t.tvpm liar-room in a New Kit| UiMi vill»^«. Shortly aft»*r ws ar a pe IUr drove tip and onierpt! that his ^h»r.«e ghonld be st.-tMed for the ni?ht. After we had eaten anpper we reparied to the bar room, and a* soon ax the ice was broken the ronversafion flowed freely. Several anoeilotes Imd been related, and finally the pedlar was A ^ve u* 6Now, I wanted to be tn Jackson early the n^Ct morning, for I expected a load of goods there for me, which I intended to dispose of ton my way home. The moon would rise about Midnight, and I knew if it did not rain, I could get along rtry comfortably through the mud •ft«r that. So I asked the landlord if he could not see (hat my horse was fed about midnight, as I wished to be off by two.' He tressed B'me surprise at this, and asked me iy I did not atop for breakfast. I told bitn I had sold my last load about all out. and that a new lot of gooil* was waiting for me at J«tck aon, and I wanted to be there before the ex ^gwreaa a^ent left in the morning. There was a iiv.ober of people sitting round while I told thh, but I took little notice of them cne on ly, arrested my attention. I had seen that week, notices for the detection of a notorious robber. Tbe bills gave a description of his person, and tbe man efore me answered very well to it. He was a tall, well formed man. Hither slight in frame, aitd had the appearance of a gentleman, save that his face bore those )iard, cm el narks which an observing man cannot asistake for anything but the iudev to a jillaiiious disposition. *Wben I went to my chamber I aaked the landlord who that man was, describing the auspicious individual. He aaid he did not kaow him. He had come there that after soon and intended leavii»g the next day. The host asked why I wished to know, and I sim ply told him that the man's countenance was faniiiajr, and i merely wished to know iT i w*l ever acquainted with him. I resolved n«( to let the landlord into the secret, but to hurry on to Jackson, there give information to the sheriff, and perhaps i gt»»* he 4an before tbe villain left, for I had no doubts i* up miUl lie with regard to his identity. i I time 1 Hie alaim at ore o'cloek, '#li \.. **)f. ."Hjf W TOUT SEOTES, VOFJ. 2, WO. IS J.tf. i\OUUIS, 1'raprielsr. f, w.» ff jT|c (OttiuiUim (Lourirt IS PI'nUBMKD KVKUY THURSDAY AT OWUMWAj WAPELLO COUNTY,IOWA, lly JT/lr. I\OKKlS« K I K I U an «"•.»« f» ,' i/ Vi #o*in .«(tii'iui^tt»'a! In •*-.» V* *M#MW 1« n 4t ,'tiS lpwrt ,»m.j /«t iWI *tU )ifcdi ^!rUi..alUi li ifl'nil' hmi i««iifc diately got up and dress* I myself. When fe«rb»d the yard I found the clouds all passed away, and the moon tfas shining bnghtly. The hostler was easily aroused, and by two o'clock was on the road. The mud was det$L and I eowkl not travel very fast. "However, on we went, and tn the crmrwe of half 11 1 .' .-J. -i Li'Lj LAW of XBM WAI'DISfl. I. PutisiTilior" «!u li not !v xtr»ic" to th" %Mntrsry. urt- rniiyiili rril :s wi»liitift to i uiitiiiuf Uu ir fiO»rrl|illon. i n 8. Jf ••iih'U'rllH'rn t1i dUrnMlntwtice of lb*lr pvrloili-:it« the pcliltdlrr tM.'ljr COIlUuu* tu Mild tlltm Uiilll all !trrr ira(H-5 »rr jm'1' a. If suliM-rilierr I ur reflw to JnVc their ne rlndU'fl!4 from ttic Hfllfc fi* ttoVy air thejr iir.-IihUIrt»F»u«il4e till they h.ivt- neltleil tin- liill, una nr.lcri'.l tliciu ilin nntiniifil. 4. If «ul«Tilnfr* remove tn other plufr-i wltlinut In fnmtiiK tin jmlilii'itM-ji, niul tin* ]iit|ivrs nr.- strut to tilt" fon»« illrr^Umi. tlw.v •re ln«|il ri-s^nn^tiih'. Ik The *ourt«i li.ivt- iVriilrrt Hint rrftli'liip to tnkc p' r4iJlcal" from flit- office, or mimvluic nml leavtntf thnn fir, Is prima framl. r'.wu erMent'e of lnU-nt1on»l ri^tm»*trrn neplertinjr to iufnrhi p«»illKhrr. when |iajn-r arc iixt taken from »!n* office, l»y theiu Helves l'ulile p«v the ^nliscrlptliMi. It I* nl*o their ilnlv i•• »u en*?", to uallf.v Uif pnt llnher that the papers «re not taketi on' hf tlc*e tliey Br* (fill lo, unl the re:t»in «U.v they are uots klM»WH. an hour I was clear of the village.— At a fliort distance ahead lay a large tract of Can st, mostly great pines. Tbe road lay di rectly through this wood, and as near as I could remember, the tfistar.ee was twelve miles. Yet the moon was In fir*t I man J""" Aiiovethf tlower.i of yprinn, Y« buddtne fluwrrn f*o jv, -i That deck the Imely M«y, could »o«r tiri ifM and loreljr tt| ^dnrn thegfcMiiu of wlnt«n ^|g|i Aud M* :atur. i-haat their lay. JU'n*ui ever, pruiH* fliwrra. Mid n.itire rlarterin? twiwrri": l^o fhtwi-rs !«1 iweet ns tkMe we Bjgri ^»r prairie wiid.i, lieu*At)i our (Wt, Rri|c«cl *ith venal Amnr*. Jl*i» •M v' Thtir uotei« rwniitirt throiiicli With 'w^try rmlnee in That iu.tkv* tlie uu-rry »ilUwuv4-'i»R. nvi ti ,»«•»* wa« "lory, as men of his pro fession were generally tull of adventure and anecdotes. He was a short, thick set man, somewhere about forty years of hro, and evidence of ffreat physical strength He gave hi* name as Lemuel Vine)', and his home was iblDover, New Hampshire. •Well, gentlemen," he commenced, knock ing the ashes from his pipe and putting it in his pocket, "suppose I tell yon thing of any consequencc that happened to me. Yon see I am right now from the far wcat, and en tny way home for winter quar ters. It was duriug the early part et last •mine, one pleasant evertn?, 1 pulled up at the door of a snail villa-re tavern the east, and as the road ran nearly west, I thought I should have l°'ght enough. I entered the woods and had gone about half a mile when my wagon wheel* settled with a bump and jerk Into a deep hole. I uttered an exclamation of as tonishment but this was not all. 1 heard a o otber exclamation from another souree. What could It he I looked quickly aronnd but could see nothing. Yet I knew that the sound was close to me. As the hind wheels caine up I felt something besides the .jeik of the hole. 1 heard something tumble from one side to the other of my wagon, and I could al so feel the jar occasioned by the movement.— It was simply a man in my cart I I kr.eu this on the instant. Of course I felt imagined this method to obtain a ride Would lie puzzled. At some poor fellow had taken but I soon gave At!* up, for I kni»w that any deeeht man would have asked me for a ride. My next idea was that somebody had got in to sleep but this pasRi-fl away as quickly as it came, for no have broken into my cart for that purpose. And that though*, gentlemen open ed my eyes. Whoever was in there had bro ken In. ^My nert thought was of the suspicions look ing Individual I saw at the tavern. Me had heard trie say that my load was all sold out. and St course supposed 1 VMilk tae.. |o Jim he was right? tot 1 bad over two thousand ilollars. *|wW "hoot I thought me. or I) lHh^. gone, and the hasp was secured in its own place by a bit of pine, so that a slight force from within could break it. My wheel wtuweh hung iw a. leather bucket ou the ahl» of the car!, and I quickly took it out down. a gave were of foot board. "Of course about the last in Hancock eonnty, Ind. I said it was pleasant—I meant tt was warm, but it was cloudy and likely to bcferV I wwnt in and called formip F* aud had my horse taken care of after had eaten I aat down in the bar-room. It began to rain about eight o'clock, and for a while it powred down good it was very dark out doorf. nitdfllip- ped it iatd the stapl#, tbe imRLhandlejaal sli ding "Now I had him my cat* wit nftftoat new. made uta stout frame of white oak, and kuew that at a mile made on purpose fpr lja,d nsngr. did not believe any ordinary Man could' break ot|t. I go* on to iny cait as noiselessly as I got off, and then urged my li*ri& on. still hetp'ijiit niy pistol handy. 1 the distance of further I should half come to a good hard road, and so I allowed ray horse to pick his own way through the mui. A boat taa minutes after this I heard motion in the tart, follow ed by a grinding noise, as though some haavy force being applied to the door I said nothing, but the idea struck me that the villain might judge where sa', and shoot up through the top tbe cart at mo, so I- sat down on the kne?r notr thnf m» 'nn^fpecied passenger was a villain, for he must have bee.* awake ever since I started, and nothing in tbe world but absolute villainy would have caused him to remain quiet so long, and then start up in this particular place. The thumping and pushing grew louder, and pretty soon I heard a human voice. -Let me out of this/ he cried, a&d he yell ed pretty loud. *YeI1 me what yonare tn there ror,' aaid I. "'I got in here (o sleepia your r^s,' he answered. 'How did you get in?» I asked. 'Let me out, or I'll shoot you through tbe head,' he said. "Just at that moment my hone's feet struck the hard road, and I knew that the rest of the route to Jackson would be good eoing. The distance was twelve miles. 1 slipped back on Ihe foot-board and took the whip. In fif teen minutes we'cleared the wood, and away we went at a lieen jump. The chap inside kept calling to be l»t out. "Finally he stopped, and in a few mutates came the report of a pistol—one—two—three —four—one ri^ht after the other, and I heard the balls wlux over my head. If I had been on my seat, one of those balls, if not tw^ of them, would have gone through me. I pop ped up my head again and gave a yell, and then a deep gfhart, and (hen Fsoid, 'Oh, God, save mc, I'm a dead man J' Then 1 made a shuffling noise as though I were falling qff, and finally settled on tbe foot board again. 1 now urged up the old mare by giving her an occasional poke with the butt of t:iy whip ktock, aud she peeled in faster than ever. "The man called out to me twice more, pret ty soon after this, and ar' be got no reply, he made sou\ tremenduous efforts to break the door open, am! as this failed, him, he made several attempts on the top. Rut I had no fear of his doing anything there, for the top of tbe cert Fl bad an alarm watch, aud liaving set if to funjl v, a^4 kept' ppi|ing beast with I went to sleep, stock. mw •MMpMa at aud iuuue-^ Wt v.&rc uol iu bout ia going Hut th&eu i '-.tM «ttA u:? uAft«-r had some motify he meant knock me down. to leave the cart when he supposed i itad reached a safe place, and then either creep over M1 and All this pass ed through my taind bjr tfee tin* b*4 got a rod fr-Hn the "hole. r, '•In a few moments my resolution was form •d. My horse was now knee deep in llie inud, and I knew I could slip ofl without noise. So I drew my pistol, aiul having twined tbe reins aboct the whip-stock, I carefully •lifipfd d»wn in 'he mud, and is the rart pass ed on I went behit.d it and examined fhti hasp. **The door of the cart lets down, ardis fas tened by a hanp, which slips over the staple, and is then secured by a padlock. The pad lock "I lifted up my head so astomafeebim think to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Isaac is 1 wan sitting in my usual place, and asked him what he was doing there. '"Let tot out, a$dl vtili tell yob,' hi re- criv isfrapitd duwatai.s, and each sleeper bolted to the pnsl« with iron boKf. I had it ide might reach so I could carry tho begau t\ heavy loads holler whoa there By a*!,.by, after «11 el»e fcr.d failed, th« scan)} to ie b»/se, an4' became* kept quits kept hoarse.- All thp perfectly quiet, holding Ihe reins the fWaTM .fi»l Hi •'"V 1*" miles—not a bit of it. I hadn't much fear, perhaps 1 might tell 'he truth and say I had none, for I had a good pistol, and more than that, my passenger was safe, yet I was glad when I came to the old flour barrel factory that stands at the edg of Jackson village, and in ten minutes more hauled np in front of the tavern, and found a couple of men in tbe bam cleaning down some stage horses. 'Well, old fellow,' says I, as 1 got down and went round to the back of the *ragon,'you have had a good ride, havn't ye?' 'Who are you?' he cried, and he kind of swore a little, too, tfl he asked th# qsiestion. 'I'm the man yott tried to ihoot,' was my "'Where am I? Let me out!' ye yelled. "Look here, we've got to a safe stopping place, and mind ye, my pistol is ready the moment you show yourself. Now lay quiet.' "By this time the two hostlers had came up to aee what was the mntter, and I explained it all to them. After this I gpt one of them to run and route out the sheriff, and tell him what I believed I'd got for him. The firs1 streaks of daylight were just coming up, and In half an hour it would be broad daylight.— In less than that time the sheriff came, and two men with him. I tolil him the whole in a few words, and then he made for the cart. He told the chap inside who he was, and if ha made the least resistance he'd be a dead man. Then I slipped the iron wrench out, and as I let the door dewn the fellow made a spring. I caught him by the ankle and he came down on his face, and in a moment more the officer had him. It was now daylight, and the mo me^|t I saw the chnp I recognized him. He was inarched off to the lockup, and I told the sheriff I should remain in town all day. breakfast the sheriff rame down to the tavern ami told me that I had caught the rerv bird, and that if I would remain until tbe next morniner, I should have tbe reward «t two hundred dollars which had been offered. found my goods all safe, paid the exprew* agent for brinei »g them from Indianapolis, and and then went to work to stow them away in my cart. The bullet holes were found in the top of my vehicle just as I expected. They were in a line about five inches apart, and had I been where I usually sit,two of them would hare hit me somewhere in the small of the back and parsed upward, for they were seat with a heavy charge of powder, aud his pistole were heavy ones. "On the next morning the sheriff called up^ on me and paid me two hundred dollars in sold, for he had made himself sure that he had cot the villain. I afterwards found a let ter in the post-office at Portsmouth for me from the sheriff of Hancock county, and he informed me that the feMow who t|i^|^kiU and rob me was in prison for life." An Interesting Incident. A year a jo last New Year's day. a lad wa wandering around the streets of New York, in company with one of hi* acquaintances. Not knowing the most direct way "to reach the pre cise locality they nought, our young friend says to his fellow—"Let us a*k that gentle ma* who is walking on the other side of the street." They proceeded to Jo so, when lo, to his surprise and pleasure, an old Pabbatl. school teacher was rccognized. For two or three years the tcachor and scholar had not seen esch other. After a pleasant little chat as they we«-e about separating, perhaps forev er, that faithful teacher took the opportunity to let drop a little more of the seed of divine truth, in hope that it might take deep root in tbe soil of the heart, and spring up and bear some fruit to the glory of God. Raid he I«nac, have yon yet given yourself to tbe Lord? It was a simple question, b«it it was pointed and powerful. God was pleased to make it effectu^ in the conversion of that youth Dropping his head in silence, the lad gave ev idence that he had not yet consecrated himself to iod. And thus they parted—the teacher doubtless in prayer to God, in behalf of his young friend the scholar to think, to repent, now a member of a Reformed Dutch Chrch in New York, an humble and devoted Sabbath school teacher, a youth of much promise, ws hope a sincere Chj^stian. What at an encouragement for those who sow beside all waters," foi those who have the heart and the opportunity to speak a word in season," for the faithful Sabbath school teacher, the earnest tract distributor, the anxious parent, who preys for and talks with his children the pastor, who, when he is able, clinches the nails driven in by hia ser mons, with a pointed personal question in private The most humble meant are of ten those which God honors. No Chi Utian, Uiery fore, should feel that he is ura' e to etfcct some go^d. Who with a heart mil ihe tuve ut Christ, cannot ask a young Criqnd about the health of his soul as well as the health of his body? Audit in \y be the simple inquiry will be attended witti results which will rejoice his heart through all eternity. And what an ~nconragernq»t to-pamvera in holy labor, to r«.'. 1 to the effort* which we may have exerted in time past! The conversion of that dear yr tth is to be attributed in a measure, doubtless, to tbe influence of former days. The practical question of the teacher was based upra tbe infractions some time be fore given, it brought vividly to his mind the truth which 1 ad been taught him in the Sab bath school I y that kind friend, and it was the hearty euibiace of this truth which caused his spiritual renovation. The Christian laborer, therefore, should hope and pray that his past exertions inay pjt be in vain, that the seed long buried may yet germinate, and Bpring up and fructify to the glnry of God and' with fresh zeal he should go forward in the blessed work of doing good, remembering that "they who turn many to righteousness shall shine as the slurs, for ever and er.M—Christian In tel!lgencer. Geo. W. Cams, a wealthy brewer1of Detroit, has been mulcted in $5,(W0 damages for refusing to marry Miss BU&fee C. Hall af ter pjfmiaing to do so. -wrw ^TNILJ'^TTOSPAGTR^LLRTOT^-^ LLRLIGIOII^JPOLITIRSJ FIFFRAKR^^TNTRAHJI^ XOMT'^TTOS, ^5RICHLTNRFRW^FMJ)FRAIK^IT*L)«FAFIOM, $LNWFS They will soon TOMWC fOWA TIIURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1857. From the New York Kveninp I'niit. The Ifew Federal Constitution. Some of the joumaliats who support tbtf cause of the administration are pleasing them* selves with the fancy that the decision of the Supreme Bench of the United States will put an end to the agitaiion.of the slavery queitiop.. find their u»g in favor 4, mistake. The feel- of liberty is not so easily smoth ered discussion is'not* so readily silenced.— On" specific after another has been tried, with the same view and with trie same success.——. The Fugitive Slave law, we were told, was td ^on' quiet all agitation, but it did not the Nebras ka bill was to stop all controversy on the sla very qnestion, but it proved to be oil poured oi the flames. The usurpation of the govern ment of Kansas by the inroad from Missouri, was thought for a time to be a blow to the friends of liberty which they could not viv#, but it only roused them to greater acttv- Jthe one art of Cxecntive interference with anoth- er, add usurpation to usurpation, and judicial decision to judicial decision, tbe spirit against which the are levelled This has been the case hitherto. The more our Presidents have the more the majority in Congress have •ought to stifle Op discussion—the more forre has been employed on the side of slavery, whether under when Mr Pierve called out esf optic* sharpened by the eager desire io pre serve the political aseendeacv of the slave states. We feel, in reading the opinions of these men that local political prejudices h*ve 1 gained the mastery of that bench and tainted neyond recovery the minds of the majority of ... .. this time." the judges. The constitution which they now profess to sdminister, is not the constitution under which this country has lived/or seventy years it is'not the consMtution which Wash ington, Franklin and Jefferson, and the able jurists who filled seats of justice in the calmer days of our republic, recognized this is not the constitution to whfch we have so long looked np with reverence and admiration It is a new constitution, of which we never heard till it was invented by Mr. Calhoun, and which we cannot see adopted by the judges of onr federal courts without shame and fhJIgna tion. Hereafter, IT this decision shall stand for law. slavery, instead of being what the people of the Slave States have hitherto called it, thsir peculiar institution, is a federal institution, the common patrimony and shame of all the States, those which flaunt with the title of free, as well as those which accept the stigma of being the I.and of Bondage hereafter, wherever out •urisdiction extends, it carries with it the chain and the scourge—wherever our flag Hoars it is the flag of slavery. If so, that flag should have the light of the stars and the streaks of running red erased from it it abated he dyed black, and its devices should, be the whip and the fetter. Are we to accept,* without question, these new readings of the constitution—to sit down Mitentedly under this disgrace—to admit that the constitution was never before rightly un derstood, even by those who framed it—to con sent that hereafter it shall be the slaveholders, instead of the freemen's constitution? Never! Never! We hold that the provisions of the constitution, eon- just on the so far as they regard slavery, are what they were when it .fK .. sent fort and wlien I want you I will send for him." ity. The election of Mr. Buchanan as Presl U* the man has not been drinking for some dent tn November was to put an end ti the dis- -von Mw ma is indestructible. As long a3 the press and speech are free, the war fare will be continued and every attempt to suppress it, by directing againkt it auy part of the machinery of the gorernment will only cause it to rage the more fiercely. meddled with the matter the pre'ext as the was framed, and that no trick of interpretation can change them. The people of the free states will insist old impartial construction of sustain the cause of slavery, to spread it as widelv and keep ft in being as long as possible, may be overruled and rendered futile by causes now in operatiou, we do not undertake to con jecture. Tlien and K»w^Tbeie' and Uu« In 177/, Lord Chief Justice Mansfield, as the highest legal authority Great IMniu, pronounced slavery an impossible thing on the soil of England. In 1857, a decision from the Supreme Court of the United States makes slavery a national institution, in the nation which began its career by proclaiming the self-evident truth, that "men are created e^ual and endowed by their CreaUvr wUh certain in alienable rights, among which are Nfe, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." am going to draw this beau into a knot," as a lady said when standing at the hy uiuiuol alloi- rayv:AhL*r ^npw United States troops to enforce the pretended laws of Kan sas, or, without that pretext,'"as when armed at ici iiui v iv men crossed the border of that territory to' .... make laws for the inhabitant, the more dft teriniued is the zeal by which the rights oi freemen are asserted and upheld against tho oligarchy. It will not coil the fiTy tetriperol this zed to know that slavery his enlisted tho oench on its side it will rather blow it into a stronger and more formidable flame. Here are five slaveholdinfi£ judges on fbe nench, disciples of this neologism of slavety— mes who have esponsed the doctrines lately invented t»y the southern politicians, and who I seek to engraft them npon our code of consti- I tuM ina! law—men who alter 'onr constitution for us who find in it'what no man of com mon sense, rending it for himself, could ever find, what its frame*s never thought of let ting into it, vhn»- no man discerned in it till a very (tw years since it'was seen with the aid a m"' "Mr. Gough, I believe!" a mttr THE HECLAINEO. i -np There is no power on earth will make a man a fiend like the power of drink. One circnm stance in my own reminiscences I will give te yon. I was asked by an individual to go and see the hardest ca*" then in town. I said, "I have no right to go and see him he will say to me: "Who sent you to me who told you I was a drunkard? Yon mind yonr own business and I will mine yon wait till yon are "Yes, that is my name would yott be rood enough to give me a glass of water if yott please?" "Certainly," ssU So I got in. I sat on one side of tti« titMe and he on the other. There were two children in the room playing together, and a door half-way open that led into the room wher of 1«£»1 authority, ilL 1 Then I stood up, so that I might get oxt of the door as speeiily as possible, and said, "Don't be angry with me I am going to ask yeu a plain at.d simple question you know who I am tharefore you won't ««r jpttf rt* *fe if 4} &»••• inch itffMr (rvlW -1«J» flK'» 9 I have no right/' I raid "to go to "Well," said he. "he Is a hard ease, he beat a daughter of his fourteen years of age, with a shoemaker's strap, so that Sbo Wtlt"' carry the mark to the erave." Said 1, "he's a brute." i "His wife is very ill now with a fever, and do€tor thinki ,he can pute, but since November the dispute has ^ou good." waxed warmer and warmer. It will never end i thought I would go. 1 knocked at the until the cause of liberty has finally trium- ^oor? came to open it. He had been to pbed. Heap statute upon statute, follow up "at i *»n fa..., »i-s1 T" V»wt f»! .«fT Mr'r *el n("*» I think one or two of our meetings. The moment ha U,ked witb him, about everything I could think of but the subject I talked of trade and crops, and railroads and money matters and then drink ing, and he headed m« off again. I looked and I thought I saw a malicious twinkle in his eye, as much as to *ay, "Young man, you are not up to your business yet." I was about to give it up but, I think prov- w .. ulenttolly. Isaw the children. I said to him, "You've got two bright looking children there, sir." .. "O! yes, yes, bright little thing^", Said lt Yon love your children dont you?" "Bless tbe cWldreOiK^ to bt *jir# love iheaa." 4 f' -1f f, t|, Said I, "Wouldn't you do anything' to bene fit your children!" lie looked at ine at if he thought s^mothing was coming after. "Well, to he sura, sir," said he "a man ought to do everything to beneAt his chil dren." be angry? Sup pose you never used acy more intoxicating liquor, don't you think.your children would be better off?" W e w e s a i e y o a v e o a Said I," Yoiv.havs jfpt a.gqod wifet haven't y°u?" ..y... "Yes sir, as good w}fe ap «v«r a good mar had for a wife?" (tAnd t. you love your wife?" "To be sure I do it is rLaturat tbat a man should love his wife." s And you would do anything to, pleaa^y^r, w i e "Well, loughtto.?, ., "Suppose you wefp' to, s\gT,a tenpetwe pledtre. would that please l.er?" "By thunder, I rather think it would I could not do the thing that would please my vife Uke thaL U 1 was to Put m* name iown there, why. the old woman would be up and about her business in two weeks." "As she is sick," said I, "then, yon Will do it?" "Yes, I guess I will do it." And be at once opened a eloeet, took out pen am! ink, and spread out the pledge, and he wrote his name. The children had been listening with eyes, ears, and mouths wide open, while we were talking about temperance. They knew what a drunken father was they knew what tbe principle of abstinence would do for him and when he had sigued, one said to the ether, "Father has signed the pledge?" "O! my!" said the other, "now 1*11 go and tell my mother a&d away she ran into the other room. But the mother had heard ttj wd 1 listen ed to her calling. "Luke! Luke! cone in here a moment.* eye in its socket and the consti tution, adopted in calmar tiinus—the construc tion given it by Washington and his contempo raries. instead of thit Invented by modern poHHciinrin Congress and adopted by modern politicians on the hcnch. What results will grow out of this decision— to what conflict of legislation between the States and the Federal Government it may lead—with what difficulty these clashing views .may be cemposed, or how this last attempt to The man shook like a leaf he snached the hand from the grasp of his wife, tore down her night dress from her shoulder, and said, "Look at that!** and 6nT»eV white tWfjcAeck close to her shoulder was a bad mark. Said he, "look at that and when I saw the mark of a bruise, I felt mv flesh creep. Said he, **look at that, sirM did it three days before told you that she has a good husband. Am I? Am I a good husband to her? God Almighty forgive me!" and he bowed over that woman and wept like a child., gripped the bed clothe* in his hands an^ hid his face in them. And she laid her thin hand upon bis head, and said. "Don't cty, Lnke don't, please don't, you wouldn't have struck mc if it had not been for the drink. Sir. Cough, don*t be lieve him he is as good a man as ever lived. Don't cry, Luke!"—J. B. Gough. Osk.vloosa Railooad. —Iron and ties for (he Oakaloosa road are arriving at Mnscatine 1» ""'1? fapff Tjy^ rr» ?y imti i iff i ut sut iW ffi -T-KI n «wi* lii vM »-»-•. .#?: ,M*»t ,*??•*"» fM*f. •vtwM's'jfc A Moment of Horror. BV AS A&MY Oi'l'UXtt. I do not propose to tell a story either of ro mance or sentiment, but simply to narrat* aq incident which happened to myself in the fall of 185—. I was bound Westward to tbe city of New York. The city was crowded with strangers. Af ter unsuccessful application at several hotels, at last I obtained lodgings at *s, kept on the European plan. Here I was obliged to content myself-with a chamber on the fourth Itoer, oddly enough arranged in some respects, as, going to it after supping for the purpose of changing my travail stained dress, I no ticed the room had no window with th« ex ception of a square opening in the wall, through which air and light were admitted from the ad joining room. I dressed and attended the Bowery theatre, reaching my'apartmentment, on returning, about half-past 12 o'clock at night. When about stepping Into bed I observed the wicket open, and a thought struck me to look into the adjoining apartment. Why lt was I know not perhaps a sens e of my own insecu rity actuated me. I got npon a chair and gazed through a win dow Into the chamber. No one was there. It was furnished like my own. A? my eye tell upon the window I encoun tered first a band placed upon the sill, than rose by degrees a head, with a pair of glitter ing black eyes, with heavy whiskers, and a lo ig sharp knife between his teeth. I tlur.k I possess the ordinary courage ot a man, but I must confess the blood in my veins seemed to curdle as I viewed the appiration. Quick as lightning I sprang up tn bed, ami pointing say pistol cried out, "If you move a muscle frum your position you're a dead man!'' The eyes glared, the bead remaining, however, at) described, the man not ottering a syllable. I gut out of bed and witb pistel still presen ted and eyes fixed on his. 1 backed to the bell rope and pulled it violently. In a few moments a servant came jip. .. 1 called him to bring a police officer, as there is something serious going ja here, In a moment the passage was filled witb the inmates of the house. In a short time a star made Lis appearance, and took the man in custody. The landlord said he had arrived that evening without baggage. The next day a gentleman claimed the sup posed assaf sin as his brother, a maniac, whom he had been conducting to the insane assylum iu Philadelphia, and who had escaped from him while in that city. He had made his way to New York and with the well-known cun ning of a madman, had managed to avoid de tection. I suppose the power of the aye— for I kept iny eye fixed on his—had restrained him, otherwise he could easily have inastei ed me in a moment. Since then, whilst iu a strange place, I have been careful to examine and securg my chamber before retiring. A Good large and 9unk deep with her long, thin, and bo- t*'n ny fingers, she gripped my hand, and with the other took the hand of her husbamt, and be gan telling mo what a good husband she had.* "Luhe,»»sald,ahe "ieakind tmstaftd and a good father he Wires enre of the chlldreiS and is very kird to them but the drink. O! the drink makes terrible difficulty!" That dif ficulty! God only Ad the crushed wife of the intemperate man know anything abont it. 0w®.—Dr. v Said he, "Come in herealoag with me fc0tf4 in and see my wife." I went and stood by her bedskfe. The hr« P'r* wbere^the young man had located, he was ghastly pale, the was i^'iested how he 1 she was taken down npon bet bed and she has s*»perlative he said, that ware be the owner of that young man's furniture, be weuld not take tan thousand dollars for the legs of hia table! tSF-1- 'K"*! A lamp was burning upon the table, and npon the table was lying a bolster, a whetstone and a pair of large false whiskers. Well, thonght I, they are rather qneer ar ticles of wardrobe. After a glance at the premises, I felt anything but easy. I finally got into bed, first placing the kunp on the llooratthe -foot, and examining my pistol, I laid it caref ully under my h»ad. At first though quite f&tigued, I could not sleep and when I did doze my dreams were ureasy and troubled. Macbeth had been the play at the theatre and witches and black whiskers, Ban )no's ghost with a putol, bolsters and the like inteiesting visitors, were the coatpan ion* ak my dreamy thoughts. About three o'clock it might have been, I was aroused by a somewhat singalar noise. On listeni ug it evidently proceeded from the next room. It could be likened to nothing I had ever heard It was low, but regular and metallic in its sound—so to express it, such a sound for instance as might be ma le in cut ting glass with a diamond. Suddenly I thonght of the whetstone on tbe table, and at the same moment became convinced the uoise was that of a ktiife being sharpened. My bed was placed in the diagonal corner of the room from the wicket, and 1 bad my back turned to the latter. I turned in bed as noialessly as possi ble, so as to face the wicket, grasping my pis tol. The lamp was burning dimly, ani all was still as death. 20 Magoon, recently in a lecture on "Mind'your'Business," te'ls the following good one A vonng m*n -.venf from New York cltv to the West, where he commenced bnsfnws »n his own account, and married.' His friends.in the city were interested in his welfare, and when a merchant was about to journey to the to visit the emigrant,and aseer- lived, what sort of a wife he Ind cho«en. his prospeefs. See. Accordingly the New Yorker ascertained the residence of his young friend, and called upon him quite early in th* morning. ITe found him in a small, neat cottaze, and j'ist taking bis breakfast The introduction of the New Yorker to his wife was quite off hand and unceremonious^ and he was requested to he seated, and ptrtike of Um morning raeaL The young wif? had I prepared the steak, biscuit and cofee with her own bands, ami for a table had n«ed ber kfeading board, over which a napkin was spread, and the "board" placed on her lap The New Yorkeiwleclined a seat at the table. and look his leave. On making hrs report his New York friends as to how he found his young friend living, he described Ihe style as ''magnificent !w—-and for explanation of the Wheat Crop.—'The wheat crop in not th em and southern Illinois ia very good. In central Illinois U is very poor* and the far mers are plowing it all up to put in spring wb«ai. Hereabouts the winter crop is all de stroyed. Rkcovbwwo.—Thn multitude of friends of that out-spoken and fearless statesman, Chas. Sumner, wilt be gratified to learn thaV b«e aea voyage has greatly benefited him. JOY jtmm* TO .. ant* t=^araRi OLD SERIEf, FOli. it KO. jP TKli.tls, |l.SO in Advance. Scandal. The devil has a wonderful penchant for bilking sin. Eyes which are full of bea have an unaccountable clearness of vision detecting motes, in other eyes. Some peop are brought into the w »rld to accomplish marvellous mission and that mission is to fer-' ret out obllquites in others. Of courw, it not expected that these apostles have any bit ness with themselves their mission is vlole and does not admit of time to scrutinize the own position What profit is it that their should pause to consider their own pecadilloelf when fl«e enormities of their neighbor Too® ulf like mountains? So goes the world, the worlJF over. Even-body minds everybody's business bu: everybody neglects his own. What soil of a world woald this b», if we Wfcr.» wltftonf each other to feed npon? Men has eyes Wa ears for some purpose, and what else coul they find for them to do, if not to hear of eac other's failings, derelictions, errors, trsnsgresK sions, enormities? They have a tongue whicf must lie uselessly idle, if not employed in fivjL ing currency to such delinquencies. So it ilf with man. The obliquites of his offended broK thT furnish the chief staple of conversational^ interest. Human error is the current coin social intercosrse, and too often that coin I C( from the mint of the speaker's brain. Thb TARirr.—-Tbe reduction of duties ofti imports by the new tariff is s pretty genen# one. The articles excepted from the rule arflt comparatively few in number. Wool costinp less than cents per pound comes in free.-* The duty on foreign liquors comes down froift 100 to 30 per cent. iron, from 30 to 24 p«|t cent. lead,'from 20 to 15 pet cent. There i0 also a small reduction on sugar. The immes* diate effect of the passage of tbe law was relief in the New York money market, by thfr removal of tbe fear that the enb-treasury woulflt continue to increase its already gorged vaulQI with specie. As the law does not take effeq^ till July, the imports will be siaall till ttufc time, after which thsy will como in with afc accumulated rush. ti In a chancery suit one of the counsel, dejP cribing the boundaries of bis client's laml said, showing the jrtan of it, "we lie on thj side, my lord." The opposite then eahi "And we lie on ^at side." The chancelloi with a good humored grin, observtd. "If yol lie on both sides, whom will you have me tl believe?'* An athletic apeeimenof a maa from th£ Emerald Isle, called in the counting room eft one of our river merchants. He took otf bfe hat to make his best bow. J| "The top of the tnorniqg to ye, Misthefe Perot, I've been told you're in wanto' help, "I've but little to do, repliod Mc. Pe*H with Mercantile gravity. t» "I'm the boy for yees. It's but little 1 car)| about doia'—sure it's tbe money I'm afther.$ The only class of men in the world who arj not in the habit of disparaging their neighbor!* are the assessots of taxes for it is well knowff they never "underrate" anybody in the sfigfcjP test degree. gt There are two things," says a recen^ writer, who has evidently studied the sex, "HI a woman, however thoroughly she may foi|p give them, never forgets—neglect and unkimt* ness, and when once these have cast their sbafl ows across the bright, eager gladness witli which she yields up her whole soul as a thanlf ottering to bim she loves, man with his strong er ahd sterner nature, can no more bring bac|| the freshness of that young allection than ln~ can restore to the peach the bloom which hli careless fingers have defaced. The love ma^ stifi exist in its full reality, bat the bright bafp ef early romance which surrounded it baa *e«» dispelled, never more to return." (pgTThere's one department of daily ntfwJP papers most popular with the weaker sex.-& Every one knows which it is. Mrs. Peppej^ ly only expressed the general inclination her sex when her neighbor said: "You seel interested in the paper this week. Any ne "O, no!" was the reply "but I always erj^f myself so much over the marriages and doati* ef my frieuds." 4 Pottinu oh tuc KxTtAs.—The Utastsp||- cimen of fine writing. we find in sn copied into the column* of the Ontario Reposlb tory, where a female domestic is called a "ser vant lady." n gy*A Dutchman in Albany, somefme baelKL wei.t out to his milkman in the street with |r dish in each hand, instead of n ie as usual.-Jt The dispenser of attenuated milk asked If tit wished him to fill both vessels. Hie DutcljP* man replied, suiting the action to the woH£ Dis for de milluli, and dis or de tcattr, I will mix them soas to shutc myself. (£5^"F.Iliot Smith was, and may be is, ~ftcufe* ebrated upholsterer, andgoodn ttureil auctio^#" eer at Cambridge, England, whose body ex ceeded in dimensions the proper corporatiqp standard^ on him a trinity waj wrote the fa|r lowing lines. If flesh be as some folks itmf','- J**'*1 ^ralf Then iailot Smith1* Ism)of lay? A story is ielated of a Turk who marric bis wife, when unveiled, proved to he vet ugly. few days i fter the nuptials, she si to him, "My life, as you have many relation I wish you to iuforu* me before which of thw I may unvail." "My soul," said the husbaim, "if thou will but conceal thy face from Mfe, I care not to whom Ihou showst it." ,fu- «p f^^Let honesty IW n tbe broach of't% soul, a: never forget to have a penny whfa all thy expenses are enumerated and s«&* tied. 0"A. wiseacre being aeutoueday «ai gular atti ude, stooping down with his hefii between his legs, was asked the re ison b» which he replied that he wished to s«e the paw at tbe hack of hia head looked. A Tajckv Dark*v.— A ^EGRO slave' $a Louisville, Ky., drew a prize of $1,00U i*.• a lottery last Tuesday. His master decucte. .£* value from the sum, and he took tlw^iSl V stait iu life on his own book.